LAFAYETTE — The search for a new director of the Lafayette Regional Airport has been narrowed to five candidates, the Airport Commission announced Friday.
The commission launched a national search for the post earlier this year after the June resignation of longtime Director Greg Roberts.
More than 30 candidates applied for the job, and five of those have been selected for video conference interviews with the search committee:
David Blackshear, of Lafayette, vice president of Applied Airport Technology in Maryland.
Jason Devillier, of Lafayette, director of the Acadiana Regional Airport in New Iberia.
Ralph Hennessy, of Baton Rouge, assistant director of aviation at the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport.
Robert Kennedy, of East Point, Georgia, vice president of consulting services for Aviation Strategies International in Georgia.
Steven Picou, of Amarillo, Texas, deputy director of aviation at the Amarillo International Airport in Texas.
“After the video interview round, committee members will determine which applicants will move forward to face-to-face interviews at their places of business with committee members or interviews with the full airport commission in Lafayette,” Airport Commission member Paul Guilbeau said.